Former President Goodluck Jonathan has told a crowd of protesters who thronged his Abuja office today to ask him to contest in the forthcoming presidential election that he does not know yet if he would do so.
The former President who came out after the protesters chanted and screamed his name for minutes, said he cannot tell whether or not he will declare because some political processes are still ongoing.
He, however, urged the supporters to just watch out, as he will see in the next couple of weeks if he will contest.
“Yes you are calling me to come and declare for the next election, I cannot tell I’m declaring. The political process is ongoing just watch out. The key role you must play is that Nigeria must get somebody that will carry young people along”, he stated.
Furthermore, Jonathan urged Nigerian youths to show greater interest in the nation’s political process.
Earlier, a spokesman for the group, Mayor Samuel, who is also the convener of the Youth Compatriots of Nigeria said they were at his office to demand he contest in the 2023 presidential race.
His words, “We were deceived and brainwashed by those who claimed they could do it in 2015.
“Now, we know better, under Jonathan the minimum wage could buy one or two bags of rice. What do we have today? We are begging President Jonathan to forgive us, we have realized our mistakes, we want him back to complete what he started”, he regretted.